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BIRDS - Volume 1 (2019)

Experimental 3D animation, 4K single-channel video, 2.1 sound 12 minutes 52 seconds, loop

BIRDS (2019) is an on-going project originally derive from a bunch of photos of birds' graffitis I captured in cities (initiated in West Harlem in New York City and expanded to other places) over the past years. In the animation, bird's images on walls are transformed into my 3D rendered characters to depict people's moving with poems written by me. The project blends together the street art in metropolises (where the integration of migrants mostly takes place) with fictional characters I re-create to explore the stories of migration. The project correlates the migratory nature of birds to uprooted foreigners who adapt to their new surroundings, and contemplates the authentic meaning of "home" in an increasingly interconnected but contentious world. 

Animation screenshots and installation shots

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